Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.
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1981  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Adam Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Kate Trask / ... (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Charles Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Lee (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Abra (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Aron Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cal Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cyrus Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Jules Edwards (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Faye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Will Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 James Grew (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Samuel Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Sheriff Horace Quinn (3 episodes, 1981)
Vernon Weddle ...
 Bill Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cotton Eye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 The Preacher (3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
Fredric Cook
(3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
Bert Williams
(3 episodes, 1981)
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

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John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'  »

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Timothy Carey, who plays an evangelist, also appeared in the 1955 James Dean version. See more »

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Great Mini Series
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an exciting series from start to finish. I love adaptations&this one did not disappoint me! The actors chosen were suited to their roles&played their parts perfectly! I wholeheartedly recommend this movie because it is so enjoyable. The time I spent watching the series went by quickly! BTW, I have not read the book yet,but now that I have saw the mini-series, I'm going to! Jane Seymour never disappoints. The Bottoms brothers(only Joseph was missing)are all fine actors. I also think the film taught a few life lessons. People will see them unfold as the series plays out! Also, as an added bonus, the California scenery is gorgeous!


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